Economic Impact of General Aviation in


According to the 2013 Economic Impact Study for Colorado Airports, general aviation airports contribute $2.4 billion to the state’s economy.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Colorado Aeronautics Division, Colorado is home to 61 public-use general aviation airports. According to FAA data, Colorado airports serve 18,891 pilots and 6,731 registered aircraft. The 2013 Economic Impact Study for Colorado Airports estimated that one million visitors arrive to Colorado on general aviation aircraft each year.

Number of Jobs

According to the same study, in Colorado, aviation sustains more than 256,000 jobs and a payroll of $12.6 billion.

Economic Impact

The 2013 Economic Impact Study for Colorado Airports calculated the annual economic impact of general aviation in Colorado at $2.4 billion.

According to the FAA, Colorado is home to 74 repair stations, 11 FAA-approved pilot schools, 3,916 flight instructors and 4,359 student pilots. In addition, according to the AC-U-KWIK database, there are 70 fixed-base operators in the state. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 210 heliports in Colorado.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Colorado include Metropolitan State University of Denver and Aims Community College in Greeley.

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    Across the United States, governors and mayors from all 50 states have signed proclamations recognizing the importance of aviation industry. See what has passed in Colorado, choose from the list below.

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